Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.

‘Inga capensis’ is probably a miss-print or miss-named in the catalogues as Inga species come exclusively from tropical and sub-tropical America.  The most likely candidate is Inga caripensis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd., a synonym of Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.  I have no description at present.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.575/1850].


Published Dec 23, 2009 - 03:13 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 04:55 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Venezuela to USA and the Carribean

  • Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth. var. tergemina
  • Inga caripensis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
  • Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.
  • Mimosa tergemina L.
  • Mimosa caripensis Poir.
  • Feuilleea tergemina (L.) Kuntze
  • Anneslia tergemina (L.) Britton & Rose
Common Name

Silk tree, Guanacaste, Monkey’s earring

Name in the Camden Park Record

Inga capensis 

Confidence level low